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Royal Navy to get upgraded torpedo launchers and countermeasures

23rd November 2022 - 09:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


Under the new contract, Duke-class Type 23 frigates, like HMS Somerset pictured, will benefit from torpedo launchers and countermeasure upgrades. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

Six of the Royal Navy’s anti-submarine warfare frigates will receive torpedo launcher upgrades.

The UK RN will benefit from upgrades to its torpedo launchers and countermeasure systems under a contract awarded to SEA last month.

Speaking to Shephard, SEA's maritime solutions division director Paul McCarthy said the contract would give the RN the benefits of advancements to the systems developed for export customers.

Valued at £34 million ($40.37 million), the award is the single largest won by the company to date.

The deal covers a swathe of RN vessels, including the Duke-class Type 23 frigates, Daring-class Type 45 destroyers, Albion-class LPDs and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels.


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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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